It has been nearly a week since I last posted! Blame it on the snow...I've been having too much fun outside. Or something.
Let's see...days tend to blur together on breaks like this, especially when people are trapped inside for long stretches of time, & when forecasts of snow happen every night for a week. This does not happen here! It's so weird. I mean, we get snow--it's not yearly, but it's not uncommon--we just don't get it for so long at once. But hey--it makes for good photographs!
This is my street on Sunday morning:
I had CWS rehearsal (on which more later)--the car was (& still is) literally snowed into the carport, & buses are, well, hazy, so I walked. It usually takes me about half an hour to walk to the Bathhouse, even swinging by Bartell's on the way. Sunday, it took me about twice that long. Snow!
On 20th, someone had written words in the snow on all the cars down the street: I saw APPLES, ORANGES, SUSHI and DREAMS among others. But this was my favorite, because it was so straightfoward:
Yes! Fun! What else are you going to do with all this weather?
I walked to the Bathhouse, & met up with Patrick & Emily & Anna, & we worked on the play for a little while, reading through it & getting some things up on their feet. & then Anna & I talked, standing outside the Bathhouse after rehearsal...we were both concerned about the play. Not that we couldn't have all pulled it together--this kind of crazy has been done before--but the snow makes it difficult to meet for rehearsals at all, & at that point our stage manager was stuck in Utah (she's back now! Yay Zoe!)....& I was worried about the presstime. So...long story short, after we talked to Patrick & Emily & the rest of the crew, we all decided to postpone CWS. Hopefully we can do it some other time--maybe in late-night rep this summer!--but the BE as a whole will start with a bang this summer. BE people, watch for a party soon! Man. CWS would have been really fun, but I'm glad to have a little more time for Devo, too.
Anyway. Back to the snow! Greenlake is really gorgeous when it's all iced over & wintry like this:( +2 )
I walked back to Anna's house--the long way around the lake, too! We made a huge bacon and egg lunch, nom nom....& then hung out there until Shanukah, which was fantastic as always.
Monday I did some things around the house, & then headed over to Lewis' to go sledding. On the way I passed Third Place Books & got some photos of the absolute best snowman I've seen so far:
( +2 )
When I got to Lewis', we sledded briefly, then headed back to his house where we met up with Alex, who I haven't seen in about two years or something, so that was rad. We didn't make it out of the front yard for quite a while...there was a giant snowball, which became an attempt at a giant snowman, which in turn became...LEONARD THE SNOWDUCK.( +3 )
We did sled for a little bit, too, & I took some pictures of the light & the trees, as well as maybe the most perfectly-timed photograph I have ever taken:
( +4 of pretty trees )
Alex was awesome & gave me a ride up to Broadway, where I met up with Perez for some food (mostly frozen waffles; they're getting a new fridge, so they had to clean out, ie, eat, everything) & some BSG (I am very very addicted, guys), before we got ourselves fancy, bundled up & walked down to the Triple Door for Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutracker
. Fabulous, of course! It is apparently now a holiday tradition, & I am a-okay with that.
Perez & I walked Elsa home, then we walked back to his apartment. Tuesday I helped the boys clean up a little & then they left for the airport & I headed home--walked pretty much the whole way, too. I put lots of little mapping lines on googlemaps, and--very approximately--I walked over 15 miles over the last three days. Hah! I rock. I would still like our city to learn how to handle snow, though. Ehehe.
Today is Christmas Eve! Merry Christmas to those who celebrate it, Happy mid-Hanukkah to those who celebrate that, happy belated Solstice...you know. Good wishes all around. :)